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(1) Land west of Tews Lane, (about 10 hectares) as identified on Policies Map 1, is allocated for a sustainable, high quality development that includes:

(a) approximately 350 dwellings, the size and tenure of which will be reflective of local needs; and

(b) provision within the site for physical infrastructure, community facilities, and green infrastructure required by the development.

(2) The site will be developed to deliver the following site specific development principles:

(a) create a distinctive, safe, sustainable, high quality urban extension and new neighbourhood for Barnstaple;

(b) enhance and make connections to the existing network of local and strategic green infrastructure through and around the site, including a green buffer along the northern boundary and provision of this stretch of the cross-town cycle route;

(c) provide a mix of house types, tenures and sizes of open market and affordable homes contributing towards the identified local needs;

(d) avoid or mitigate any impact on the adjacent county wildlife site and Site of Special Scientific Interest; and

(e) provide a sustainable water strategy that reduces water usage, manages surface water runoff through water storage areas and sustainable drainage systems to reduce the risk of flooding along Muddlebrook and elsewhere in Barnstaple.

(3) The transport and connectivity strategy for the site will:

(a) facilitate delivery of a future road link through the site between Old Bideford Road and Bickington Road; and

(b) improve public transport and cycle links between Bickington, Roundswell and the Town Centre.

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